Sweet Matcha Smoothie

 

This green smoothie is the sweetest green smoothie you will ever taste! I love having it for breakfast as it’s absolutely delicious, refreshing and full of vitamins. The banana, dates and matcha in this smoothie will give you lots of energy which is perfect to start the day with! I also use spinach which is extremely low in calories and its full of vitamins and iron. Also adding a tablespoon of chia seeds will give you a boost of protein as a finishing touch! Healthy, sweet and yum! WIN WIN!

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • Splash almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 unpitted dates
  • 2 hand fuls frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Matcha powder
  • Tablespoon chia seeds

 

Method

 

  1. Apart from the chia seeds place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add some extra almond milk if you think its a little too thick.
  2. Pour your smoothie into a glass and top it off with a tablespoon of chia seeds.

 

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Nutty Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa doesn’t only make a great lunch or dinner, its also an amazing breakfast! This quinoa porridge gives you an amazing energy boost to make sure you get your day started in the best way you possible can! It’s full of protein and fiber and it has a slow energy release, making you also feel full for longer!

On top of all this, it tastes absolutely amazing! Win win! It has a deliciously creamy texture and the crunchy nuts give it lots of flavour! The best way to start an energetic day with a smile!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 50 grams quinoa
  • 150 ml almond milk
  • tablespoon agave syrup
  • tablespoon rasped coconut
  • small hand full cashews
  • tablespoon almond butter
  • small handful fresh strawberries

 

Method

 

  1. Combine the milk and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil – stir it once in a while. Then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15 minutes until most of the milk has been absorbed.
  2. Stir in the agave syrup and pour the mixture into a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the rasped coconut and add a spoonful of almond butter on top.
  4. Break the cashews into smaller pieces and cut the strawberries into small slices, add these as a finishing touch!

 

 

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Green Coconut Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or if you need a little pick up throughout the day! It’s extremely refreshing and definitely sweet for a green smoothie. I love making a big jug of it especially in the summer! It’s simple and you don’t need many ingredients to make something healthy and delicious!

 

 

Ingredients

 

Makes one big cup 

  • 1 handful of Spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 soft dates
  • 2/3 cup Coconut water
  • 1/3 lemon
  • teaspoon hemp seeds

 

Method

 

  1. Simply place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Then, enjoy!

 

 

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Chewy Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast, my favourite time of the day! And what’s a better way to wake up than with a cookie! These Breakfast Cookies are the ultimate breakfast for people that don’t have much time in the morning so you can quickly grab a few to go and still have a healthy start to your day! Plus, they are cookies..isn’t that the ultimate breakfast for anyone?!

They are super quickly to make and you don’t need many ingredients to whip them up!

Personally I love to have them together with my morning coffee as the flavours go perfect together! They never fail to make me smile – which is just what we need in the morning!

 

Ingredients

Makes 8 cookies

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons rasped coconut
  • 150 grams oats
  • 2 ripe bananas

 

Method

  1. Preheat your oven at 180c.
  2. Place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork until smooth.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. To form the cookies use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture on at a time, then use your hands to form them into balls which you then place on a lined baking sheet. Then use your fingers to squish them down to form the cookie shapes.
  5. Bake them for about 15 min.

 

You can keep them good for about 3 days in an airtight box (that is if you haven’t eaten all of them yet!)

 

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Tropical Coconut Chia Pod

 

I am in love with this Tropical Chia pod as it’s so refreshing, delicious and super easy to make! I have been making it a lot lately as I didn’t have a lot time in the morning to make breakfast so I prepare a few pots the evening before. It’s super quick to prepare and it’s full of nutrition and protein which will give you a great boost to start the day!

 

Ingredients

Makes 3 cups

  • 10 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 bananas

 

Method

 

  1. Put the chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla powder and agave syrup in one bowl and mix well.
  2. Then poor the mixture into 3 separate cups.
  3. Now leave in your fridge to set. After about 10 min make sure to stir the mixture to make sure you don’t get any lumps. It will take about 2 hours or so for your pudding to set. You can also prepare it the evening before and leave it overnight so it’s ready for you to enjoy in the morning for breakfast.
  4. Once the Chia pudding is ready prepare the topping by placing the peaches and bananas in a blender and blend until smooth. Simply poor the smoothie on top as well as some more pieces of peach for extra yumminess!

 

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My Healthy and Simple Morning Routine

 

My morning routine is pretty simple. But it’s the morning which will effect your whole day.

I usually wake up from the smell of freshly made coffee coming from the kitchen. I have always been surrounded by coffee lovers even since I was small. (I used to drink Bamboo coffee as I didn’t want to miss out on something everyone was so obsessed about).

If I’m lucky il even get a coffee shoved underneath my nose and il wake up from the smell of golden delight. To me that’s the best alarm clock in the world, want to wake me up quickly and smiling than this is THE way to say good morning!

Before drinking my coffee though I try to drink 2 glasses of room temperature water with squeezed lemon. It’s the best way to wake up and cleanse your body first thing in the morning. (It’s also great for when you are on a diet as it helps shrink your tummy).

While sipping on my coffee I love to get some work done while still being comfortable in bed. It’s the perfect time for me to write some articles or reply to emails.

After a bit of work and coffee in bed I get up, and I make my bed. I know, I seem like such a good girl. But it’s actually psychologically very good for you. As this is the first task of your day, and you have finished it. Psychologically you feel like you have accomplished a task and this will help you finish every other task through the day.

 

 

I’m that kind of person that doesn’t always feel extremely energetic in the morning, I like to stretch and take it easy as I’m sipping on my coffee. So I like to have a wake-up call. That’s usually in the form of a shower ending with a few minutes of freezing water. This is great to wake up your entire body, helps improve your immunity and circulation and even stimulates weight loss. However, if I have a huge lake in front of my house (like I do in Switzerland) then I prefer going for a cold dip! It’s therapeutic, and it definitely wakes me up!

Then it’s time for my favourite meal of the day, BREAKFAST! You can click here to see all the delicious recipe’s I love to make in the morning! Breakfast is so important and you can get your imagination going! Also, breakfast is the time where you don’t have to feel guilty about adding chocolate to your meal as you’ll be burning it off during the day. Woohoo!! (Secretly that’s why it’s my favourite meal of the day!)

 

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